Disney’s TV networks, which include ABC, ESPN, FX, and Freeform, and Charter Spectrum, the second-largest cable TV provider in the US with 14.7 million members, are at odds due to carriage dispute. These channels are no longer available to Spectrum subscribers as a result of this dispute.

This blackout occurred at a crucial moment, as ESPN’s networks were broadcasting important events such as the U.S. Open tennis tournament (including a match involving Spanish star Carlos Alcaraz) and a college football game between Utah and the University of Florida.

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Disney Entertainment in a statement said, “We’ve been in ongoing negotiations with Charter Communications for some time and have not yet agreed to a new market-based agreement. As a result, their Spectrum TV subscribers no longer have access to our unrivaled portfolio of live sporting events and news coverage plus kids, family, and general entertainment programming from the ABC Owned Television Stations, the ESPN networks, the Disney-branded channels, Freeform, the FX networks, and the National Geographic channels.”

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Spectrum on their website also cleared their stand to the audience in the dispute stating that the Walt Disney Company has pulled its content from Spectrum, which is causing problems for their subscribers. Spectrum asserted that it made a fair offer to Disney but that Disney is now demanding an unreasonable price hike.

Spectrum also said Disney’s intention was to limit its capacity to provide more individualized programming packages, thereby forcing users to subscribe to and pay for channels they may not want.

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The channels that have been taken off the air include ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes, ESPNU, ESPN News, SEC Network, ACC Network, Longhorn Network, FX, FX Movie Channel, FXX, Freeform, National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, and BabyTV. Additionally, the ABC-owned stations in Spectrum TV markets are no longer available: ABC7 Chicago, ABC7 Los Angeles, ABC7 New York, ABC7 San Francisco, ABC11 Raleigh-Durham, ABC13 Houston, and ABC30 Fresno.